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Red Cross Pink Day Youth Ambassador for 2016 shares her experiences with bullying

Chelsie is the Red Cross Pink Day Youth Ambassador for 2016 in Saskatchewan and is committed to sharing her story of bullying that she endured in high school. She sat down with our communications team for a question and answer session to discuss.

This Valentine’s Day celebrate healthy relationships

It’s the time of year where we enjoy celebrating love with Valentine’s Day. It’s a time where we go out of our way to show loved ones we care.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we can't help but think of what makes a healthy relationship. Take our quiz to see how well you do at recognizing one!

Getting Beyond the Hurt

“My experience with bullying no longer affects me,” says Emma McGaffney, who went through teasing, name calling and exclusion in elementary school that got even worse in middle school. Fortunately, Emma was introduced to the Canadian Red Cross’ Beyond the Hurt program by her grade 9 teacher, Joni Blaxland.

Showing your respect: #RedCrossRespect photo challenge winners

Thank you to all who submitted their selfies in the #RedCrossRespect photo challenge! Youth were asked to submit photos that represented healthy relationships to them and here are our winners from the contest – congratulations Andi, Elizabeth, Emilie and Heather!

Share your selfies in the Red Cross Photo Challenge for Youth

Calling all youth to snap selfies and share on social media for a chance to win an iTunes gift card!
Post a photo of what healthy relationship means to you to participate in the #RedCrossRespect challenge.

Twitter chat: Promoting healthy and respectful youth relationships

On October 21 at 7 p.m. EST, join in our Twitter chat on relationships, respect and abuse prevention.  
Use the hashtag #RedCrossRespect to join the conversation and help build momentum for a healthy and positive community.

Back to school: Strategies to stop bullying

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (cue the iconic back to school shopping commercial). This catchy jingle is not the best reflection of the majority of children and teens who are returning to class. For some, it’s the end of summer vacation that stings the most, but for others it is the fear of returning to a place where they are bullied.

University students confront realities of war

Defining a child soldier, determining appropriate treatment for prisoners of war, and negotiating peaceful resolutions were among the tasks completed recently by university students participating in a Red Cross club workshop at the University of Calgary.  

The interactive Paxium workshop focused on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and increased awareness of the difficult decisions political, military, and civilian personnel have to make during conflicts.

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